Alumni to light up at the Cla-Zel

By Savannah Hay, Reporter

Published: October 01, 2010

“Home, home again, I like to be here when I can.” These popular lyrics from Pink Floyd’s “Time” mean more to alumni Jeff Tucker this homecoming weekend.

Tucker’s Pink Floyd tribute band, Dark Side of the Moon, is coming to Bowling Green and will be playing this Saturday at the Cla-Zel on North Main Street.

The Cla-Zel staff has had a lot of requests for that genre and they’ve heard this is a great band, said Catherine Crites, Cla-Zel team leader.

They’ve been playing for years but in the last two they’ve been on the rise, said Banan Alkilani, Director of Marketing for Cla-Zel. In his past research, Alkilani watched YouTube videos of the band and listened to some of their tunes, he said.

“I was very impressed with their light show, their laser show; they’re really a tribute to the band,” Alkilani said. “They’re honestly the visual aspect of what they actually perform, but it’s actually their sound as well, because they actually sound really, really, really well.”

It’s homecoming weekend, so the Cla-Zel’s is hoping to draw in a large, mixed crowd, Crites said.

“I think the sky is the limit,” said Crites.

Bartender Carly Colarusso said she thinks the audience they will bring in will be a range of people.

“I think Pink Floyd has a younger generation of people that listen to them as well as the older crowd,” Colarusso said.

Roger Waters’ “The Wall” tour, which this past Tuesday appeared in Cleveland, has nothing to do with the Band playing here, said Alkilani, but homecoming is a great time.

The band members come from a variety of different places, said Alkilani, but for Tucker, Homecoming was a great time to come back and perform.

“They wanted to work to bring their name back to BG since that’s where their heritage comes from,” Alkilani said.

Dark Side of the Moon will be doing a full production of Pink Floyd, said Alkilani, and the songs will range from many of the different albums, not just www, said Crites, and afterward they will have a DJ.

“Kicking around on a piece of ground in your hometown. Waiting for someone or something to show you the way,” Pink Floyd “Time.”